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Re: The Bus
« Reply #400 on: March 02, 2016, 05:39:30 PM »
I won't run aluminum. Just too much extra effort to keep checking the torque, but those steelies look very impressive.
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« Reply #401 on: March 02, 2016, 08:27:06 PM »
Thanks Tate.  Its dangerous that you have my CC on file.  I could just call and say, "Tate, send me a locker for the front and rear of both trucks and some 4:11s for the Bus...." But then I'd have to add a dog house to that order....

tell ya what, you order gears and lockers for both ends on the dually and the bus and i'll build and ship you a very nicely appointed doghouse.

Very tempting indeed!  I've never set up my own gears before but I'm itching to try it one day.

If I get my way on the LML, I plan on twinning it (475 or 480 over stock), manifolds and up pipes, 33s and 20 inch wheels and some 4:11s.  I think that would win a drag race up a hill towing a 15,000 lb trailer
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« Reply #402 on: March 09, 2016, 08:51:52 AM »
Ok. Small progress. Snuck away from work yesterday.



Got the rear rotors installed and attempted to bleed the brakes. Apparently once you let the system gravity drain empty, you can't just hook the pressure bleeder to it as I normally do. Something to do with the abs. 


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« Reply #403 on: March 09, 2016, 08:53:09 AM »
Got the exhaust roughed into place with the HushPower muffler. Sounds much better. Still deep and authoritative but subdued.


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« Reply #404 on: March 09, 2016, 09:44:59 AM »
Them Delco Jack stands are a nice touch.  ;D

How long before completion? You must be getting close.
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« Reply #405 on: March 09, 2016, 10:41:59 AM »
Looks good and more than I.

Well I did get re-splinted and told to stay off it more.
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Re: The Bus
« Reply #406 on: March 09, 2016, 11:44:17 AM »
if you're still dealing with the brake bleeding, you'll need to bleed at the master first. once air is removed from the master, you'll move onto the ABS unit and follow the abs bleeding sequence (unless Ken corrects me, I believe that this is not possible without a scan tool to run the ABS cycle. Then you can move on to the calipers as the ABS has now forced air into all the lines. RR LR RF LF in that order. Worst thing in the world for me when I was at Les Schwab was letting the darn master cylinder go dry, and having to manually prime the older master cylinders with a screw driver.
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Re: The Bus
« Reply #407 on: March 09, 2016, 09:46:03 PM »
Roger that on the brake bleeding. Air in the ABS module is hard to remove. Now you can follow the GM procedure...

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You can take the truck out after a normal bleeding and following acceleration stomp on the brakes a few times. The idea is to get the anti lock mechanism to cycle. That will purge any air in there. You will notice a stiff pedal after doing it once or several times, depending on how much air snuck in there. I did it to my Silvy and the technique worked just fine!
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Re: The Bus
« Reply #408 on: March 10, 2016, 10:28:15 AM »
I've performed the same technique before as well. A word of caution though; depending on how much air is in the ABS system, it can and will force air into the brake lines. jump on it a few times, get the ABS to purge, then repeat the final caliper bleed sequence to be safe. After stomping on it to cycle the ABS, also be cautious on your way home, the pedal can get soft.
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« Reply #409 on: March 10, 2016, 12:29:24 PM »
Leave it to modern times to complicate a perfectly simple hydraulic system. But FWIW I did the same thing on a Crown Vic... repeated cycling of the abs and it finally bled out....large pain in the backside.

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« Reply #410 on: March 10, 2016, 09:37:22 PM »
Ken and I chatted and he had a suggestion to cycle the ABS.  All four wheels up on jackstands and crank it and put it in gear then step on the brakes.  ABS kicks in....

Getting close,just not enough time to work on it lately.
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« Reply #411 on: March 10, 2016, 10:53:48 PM »

Ken and I chatted and he had a suggestion to cycle the ABS.  All four wheels up on jackstands and crank it and put it in gear then step on the brakes.  ABS kicks in....

Getting close,just not enough time to work on it lately.

All four up, so in 4x4? Will there be enough of a difference if all 4 are being driven by the 4x4?
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« Reply #412 on: March 11, 2016, 02:19:13 PM »
Will that work? I thought is prevents them from locking sold or changes rates when they are stopping out of sync?
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« Reply #413 on: March 11, 2016, 08:18:35 PM »
in 2wd in gear giving it some throttle to overcome the slight brake pedal in the rear.  The front wont be moving.  It will sense the front wheels locked up
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« Reply #414 on: March 11, 2016, 09:42:50 PM »
Might also be able to have a couple helpers spin each front tire while you operate the brake pedal ;)
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Re: The Bus
« Reply #415 on: March 17, 2016, 09:57:33 PM »
Spacers on. Axles and flange gaskets back on. Bled brakes. Out some clamps on the exhaust. Tomorrow I take it to a shop to have them adjust it and weld it. I just don't want to weld on my back.

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« Reply #416 on: March 17, 2016, 09:59:50 PM »
Looks nice, nice sticker btw suck up! :D
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« Reply #417 on: March 17, 2016, 10:19:31 PM »
That's a sticker you only can get by attending the police foundation gala. Oddly enough although I don't display them thinking I'll get slack, I've had great conversations on the side of the road because of that one. I have the lifetime 100 club sticker on my dually and it don't help either  I've been let off more times than I can count. Nowadays I just say thank you and take the ticket straight to the attorney.


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« Reply #418 on: March 17, 2016, 10:45:47 PM »
I have had my share of tickets and warnings, mostly some time ago.

What are you getting tickets for that deserve a trip to an attorney.
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« Reply #419 on: March 17, 2016, 10:52:54 PM »
why are you related to him? My attorney only get important stuff as I hate his important invoices.... ::)
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« Reply #420 on: March 17, 2016, 11:19:46 PM »
Traffic tickets. I get about one every other year. $125 for the racket which is traffic attorneys.  Keeps the mover off the record.
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« Reply #421 on: March 18, 2016, 09:20:38 AM »
Copy, haven't had a traffic ticket in years knock on wood. Guess I more than paid my dues when I was younger in that department.
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« Reply #422 on: March 18, 2016, 10:26:45 AM »
Still paying my dues...

Truck looks good Charles. It actually looks like a useable vehicle now.
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Re: The Bus
« Reply #423 on: March 18, 2016, 10:34:02 AM »
You know I just blew up the picture, how tall is that block!!!
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« Reply #424 on: March 18, 2016, 10:40:39 AM »
looks like a 6" to me. w/ the track arms it shouldn't be a major axle wrap issue, but yeah, pretty tall lookin'
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« Reply #425 on: March 18, 2016, 04:47:35 PM »
That block is 5 inches. On 2010 springs. Zero wrap with the track bars. 

Ok. Brakes bled. Used speed bleeders and the brake pedal. Took the truck to the local muffler shop and had them weld it up and he made new hangers and got it right. $50 well spent





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« Reply #426 on: March 19, 2016, 03:39:51 PM »
Almost done!

Or is it done now?
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« Reply #427 on: March 19, 2016, 09:40:18 PM »
It's done for the re-lift rebuild of the suspension. Gonna have a friend do the water pump and fuel rail pressure sensor. I replaced the bad power mirror switch and now just have to expoxy a new tab for the drivers door pull which is broken. Also plan on having a detail guy polish and seal the paint.

About to be the daily driver. Absolutely love the sound of it now that it has a real exhaust on it.


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« Reply #428 on: March 20, 2016, 09:17:09 AM »
So wise, what you are doing.

Adding value and life to an older vehicle

Good job!
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« Reply #429 on: March 20, 2016, 10:01:11 AM »
Looks good man.... now all you need is a new project.
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« Reply #430 on: March 21, 2016, 12:17:12 AM »
Projects, I never seem to run out of.  I would like a 66 ChevyII or a BB 68-69 camaro or maybe a shoebox chevy, 55 preferrably.

I thought of you Norm when the guy had the truck on the lift welding the exhaust.  He's out in the country by my weekend place....he said "hmmf, I knew you were from the city...with them tires on it"
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« Reply #431 on: March 21, 2016, 12:44:57 AM »
So you got called a city slicker huh? Lol
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« Reply #432 on: March 21, 2016, 12:55:11 AM »
Pretty much. Event the license plate that reads "redneck" wasn't enough to convince him


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« Reply #433 on: March 21, 2016, 06:53:42 AM »
Shoulda just said........."I'm Batman!"..........
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« Reply #434 on: March 21, 2016, 04:46:14 PM »
Show him a before pick.  City slicker and wise are two different things

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« Reply #435 on: March 21, 2016, 11:37:29 PM »
That's the funniest thing I've seen in a while. 


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« Reply #436 on: March 22, 2016, 06:44:24 AM »
I bet with the tailpipe, and the slicks it goes down the road with minimal noise?

I have a white board to communicate with my wife in the Dodge ATM
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« Reply #437 on: March 22, 2016, 08:31:54 PM »
I was all proud of how much quieter it was after I finished.  Wife says "meh, sounds a little quieter, but still loud"

I feel like a whipped dog.

I like it, so...there!
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« Reply #438 on: March 23, 2016, 01:07:41 PM »
Projects, I never seem to run out of.  I would like a 66 ChevyII or a BB 68-69 camaro or maybe a shoebox chevy, 55 preferrably.

I thought of you Norm when the guy had the truck on the lift welding the exhaust.  He's out in the country by my weekend place....he said "hmmf, I knew you were from the city...with them tires on it"

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« Reply #439 on: March 23, 2016, 01:16:06 PM »
I live through all your guy's projects for now, so let me know when you start up your Deuce project, I'll be wired to the computer screen.

Same here! I would LOVE to have a 66 Chevelle project, but that's a long ways off
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« Reply #440 on: March 23, 2016, 03:52:46 PM »
My dad had a 69 camaro SS396 bought it new in late 68.  Wadded it up a year later coming home from the bar.  Only pics I ever saw were in the wrecking yard.
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« Reply #441 on: March 24, 2016, 12:00:13 PM »
Mine did that to his 66 Galaxie 500 hardtop, light pole. still took him a few more years to quit the sauce, but that was back in the late 70's. he's been a diet coke guy now since 85.

TRN, you'd better chime in here soon or it's going to be DOT classic car nostalgia corner rather than the bus thread!
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« Reply #442 on: March 26, 2016, 09:01:36 PM »
Tate, he's prolly picking caliper paint colors via paint chip to match his planned project cars paint color 8)
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« Reply #443 on: March 26, 2016, 09:29:02 PM »


No convertible. Something like this.


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« Reply #444 on: March 27, 2016, 09:05:16 AM »
Actually this would be more my style.
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« Reply #445 on: March 27, 2016, 09:17:16 AM »
I wouldn't mind a 67 GTO.
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« Reply #446 on: March 27, 2016, 10:20:03 AM »
That is one heck of a clean and straight car.
I have a poor man's GTO. .a 68 Lemans. Just trying to find time and extra cash so I can do it right. Might go turbocharged 455 or a Dmax power plant.

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« Reply #447 on: March 27, 2016, 11:43:33 AM »
That is one heck of a clean and straight car.
I have a poor man's GTO. .a 68 Lemans. Just trying to find time and extra cash so I can do it right. Might go turbocharged 455 or a Dmax power plant.

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« Reply #448 on: March 27, 2016, 11:46:17 AM »
To my dads surprise I picked up a 69 mustang coupe a couple years ago. He knows I'm a die hard Bowtie guy, but there's something about that era, all brands theres a model or two on my I will buy given the opportunity to.
Has a 351W in it, and I'm not sure on my plans on it. Once I find time to determine if it's all original, that will determine the course of action on it.

I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #449 on: March 27, 2016, 01:00:56 PM »
Actually this would be more my style.
http://classiccars.com/listings/view/774694/1966-chevrolet-nova-for-sale-in-lithia-springs-georgia-30122



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Friend in high school worked at a machine shop and built a nova bout like that. 400 small block, screamer. Could barely keep it on the ground.

I love the stance of those Novas lowered a bit with big chrome. Hot car for sure
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